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Become More Creative in BJJ by Rolling Like Rickson Gracie

Do you feel as if you’re somewhat stalling with your progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… As if the things that used to work for you don’t work as well anymore, and as if you’re...

Olympic Champ Mark Schultz On How He Challenged Rickson Gracie: “I Held Him in a Cradle For 20 Mins”

Olympic and 2-time World champion freestyle wrestler, Mark Schultz, whose life story was featured in the movie ‘Foxcatcher’ has been a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer for about two years....

Outrageous Excerpts from Rickson Gracie’s Book Gain Widespread Attention on Social Media

The legendary Rickson Gracie is respected by many members of the Jiu-Jitsu community. He wrote a book a couple of years ago with some help from another writer and shared some surprising information....
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Rickson Gracie Explains Difference Between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

The recent “Jocko Podcast”, led by Jocko Willink, hosted one of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu legends in the world: Rickson Gracie. Rickson spoke about many interesting subjects that have to do...

Rickson Gracie Shows How To Apply Pressure in the Guard

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art renowned for its ground fighting and submission techniques, where mastering the art of applying pressure can be a game-changer. Among the legends of BJJ, Rickson...

Rickson Gracie’s Head & Arm Cross Side Escape Will Blow Your Mind

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...
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Jean Jacques Machado’s Teaches the Rickson Gracie ‘Invisible’ Arm Bar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. One of those rarely seen, but very effective (and unexpected!) setups is the Invisible/Lateral Armbar aka the Paper Cutter Armbar....

Ron Tripp, The Only Person to Defeat Rickson Gracie in Official Competition

Photo: Ron Tripp and a Sambo match between Rickson and Rolls Gracie. The great Rickson Gracie claimed to have been unbeaten in BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, challenge matches, Judo and vale tudo fights with...

Joe Rogan Tells Rickson Gracie How Taekwondo Compares To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Effectiveness

Joe Rogan has long been one of the most influential people in the bjj community and out of it. The 52 year old stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and businessman...
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Rickson Gracie: ‘MMA Sets a Bad Example to the Youth , Only Attracts People that like Barbarism’

The legendary Rickson Gracie is no stranger to Vale Tudo or MMA as it’s now called. He started fighting at the age of 21 against the much bigger Zulu in a legendary Vale Tudo fight and he has...

Rickson Gracie: How To Stand Back Up in a Street Fight

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rickson Gracie shared his insights on how to effectively prepare for standing up in a street fight. Rickson emphasizes the significance of the technical stand-up,...

Rickson Gracie on the two Types of White Belts Most Likely to Quit Jiu-Jitsu

The Two Main Types of White Belts Likely to Discontinue Jiu-Jitsu Training Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective martial art that can transform individuals in profound ways. For those who feel physically...
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Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu White Belts Should Not Spar Hard in the First Year”

As a new practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it is important to learn how to avoid common injuries that white belts often face. Proper technique, training partners, and adjusting intensity levels...

Rickson Gracie Shows the Perfect Warm Up for Jiu-Jitsu

Many times you will see competitors stretching before their match… What many do not realise is that any kind of static stretching while your body isn’t warmed up is actually bad for you....

Rickson Gracie on Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in the First Month?

In over 50 years of martial arts experience, Rickson Gracie masterfully learned two important lessons. The first was combat skills. The second was human behavior observation. This includes...
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Rickson Gracie Explains How Jiu-Jitsu Drives Anxiety Away

What do the BJJ student, the singer and the deep-sea diver have in common? All three will struggle to excel if they do not understand their own breathing processes. As Rickson notes, “I was...

How Rickson Gracie Defeated the Pressure Point Doctor

Rickson Gracie has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Japan dating back to the 1990s. As Gracie noted in his memoir, Breathe, he developed a deep connection with the country and its culture...

Oleg Taktarov: “Rickson Gracie Taught Me a Lesson On How to be Humble”

Oleg  Taktarov is a former UFC champion. He won the UFC 6 tournament. He notably dfeated Marco Ruas, Tank Abbott, Mark Kerr, and Anthony Macias. Takatarov is Master of Sport and 3rd Dan Black Belt...
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Rickson Gracie Black Belt Offers “More Efficient” Way of Doing Oleinik’s Scarfhold Choke

Aleksei Oleinik, even though 44 years old, has just managed to pull of his 60th (!) career win. At UFC 273, he tapped out Jared Vanderaa in the first round. Vanderaa attempted to impose his own game...

Rickson Gracie for Those Training BJJ After 50: “Make Jiu-Jitsu Work for You”

Starting jiu jitsu after 50 is absolutely possible and many people do it. Here are some tips to get started: First, find a BJJ gym that caters to older adult students. Look for gyms that have classes...

Rickson Gracie on How He Deals with Rude & Aggressive People in the Street

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...
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Rickson Gracie’s Method For Making Yourself Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

There are some old school lessons from Rickson Gracie out there that still translate to our training and fighting in today’s modern age. The one that everyone should embrace is the ability to get...

Rickson Gracie on Cultural Differences Between Brazilians and Japanese

The legend Rickson Gracie talks about the difference in cultures between the Japanese and Brazilians. We also dive into the critical aspect of learning for this white belt generation, and the JJGF...

Rickson Gracie Trains Jiu-Jitsu with His Old Pride FC Rival Takada

Rickson Gracie is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. There are countless stories of how good he was during his prime. There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling...